Over the last year or so, there has been the great debate between having a real book in our bags or a Kindle E-Reader. This debate has had a lot of people taking sides and once they've taken them, many haven't looked back.
So, let's start at the beginning. When I was taught to read, it was from a book. I turned the pages and felt them between my fingers; and that's mainly what got me going - my passion for them that is. This is how I got into collecting books in the first place. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that before I was forty would books become so advanced that we'd be using electronic devices to read them. Nor did I think we'd be able to communicate across the world via computers that I began using in high school (which were so very slow at the time too!).
Now, books are still published and put out onto the shelves, however they can also be downloaded for a price as well. But my question to you all is: are you an old-fashioned book-reader or are you a Kindle E-Reader? It doesn't matter which one you are, we'll all read the same book whichever format we decide to read it in.
But the war goes on about how books are to be published in the not-to-distant future. Will they still be available in the hard copy printed form we have all grown so used to and loved; or will they eventually become only available in E-Reader form where we will have to acquire one of the Kindles at some point?
Personally, I do love to run my fingertips along the spines of my books in their shelves. I enjoy the smell of a new book; and the odour of an old one. There's just something about having a real book with me where I can find my place with the bookmark and read the pages, and turned the page - feeling that familiar paper between my fingers that started the love of what's in my hands from such a young age - no matter where I am in this world.And what I love the most about reading books is that I can get into a book absolutely anywhere; at any time and it will take me away from where I am now to another place, time, planet and custom until I close its cover and return home.